Backhand sidespin flick footwork

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Last updated 6 years ago

Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Asked 6 years ago

Hello Pingskills, 

I need a lot of training in basic strokes, but I found out for myself, that the backhand sidespin flick suits very well my abilities. Since, I'm a professional drummer, my wrist control is pretty developed, fast and effortless, So the sidespin flick comes to me naturally easy.

I noticed that straightening up my body a little, instead stayin low, works with this kind of stroke better. I get better results in consistency. Should I experiment with it more or leave it and keep staying low during this stroke. 

If I have to tilt the racket a lot, it's also easier to move the wrist with a more straighten body position


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Marcin,

If the higher position feels more comfortable at this stage then keep experimenting with it.  The higher position may allow you to get the wrist dropped down over the table more easily.


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Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 6 years ago

You are Great,

Thank you for your wise words, and the detailed help during the podcast. 



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